Summary: I purchased my MX15 directly from Dell about 3 years ago. I also purchased a hardware support plan. The laptop has always performed well, to a point. After the first 90 days or so, the machine would occasionally freeze up, or the monitor would go dark. During my calls to Dell, I was always encouraged to download the latest drivers and to keep the vents clean (which I did).
Looks awesome, sounds awesome, but crippled by awful design.
18 February 2013
Summary: I've had this machine since early 2010 - and to start things off it was EXTREMELY over-priced for the specs it has. An Asus or Lenovo of the same, or greater quality would be nearly half the price. You're only paying for the "wow" affect this computer leaves people with. Once I took this thing out of the box, I had issues within a week. It was overheating CONSTANTLY.
Crazy Power. Built like a tank. Quality everywhere. Don't pass it up.
4 February 2013
Summary: This is a monster of a laptop. You want power get this. WOW! I was anticipating a better laptop than what I used in the past but now using it for awhile this machine puts all others to shame. I put a SSD in and up'd the memory to make it the ultimate gaming machine. If you can afford it buy this instead of a Apple Mac. Well worth the money.
Summary: Strictly speaking as a photo/video editor, it's simply not reliable. In fact, of all the electronic devices I currently own, it's among the least reliable. Excitedly bought it through Dell using a Sl'ckDeals promo. Considering my needs for multimedia editing, I was willing to sacrifice portability and battery life if it meant having all the "overloaded" features: powerful i7 quad-core CPU / dedicated nVidia 1GB GPU & 1080p res / backlit keyboard & rugged durability...
Summary: I bought this laptop over three years ago and it still runs like it did the first day. I've only ever had one problem when the power cord died, but who hasn't had that problem? Great graphics, very fast quad core. Some things to note: -Pretty heavy (around 9 or 10 pounds) -Expectantly low battery life (about 3 hours) -Kind of a beast, certainly not meant for school/travel I was really into gaming when I got this laptop and it has treated me well through many online and...
Summary: I bought this computer about a year ago. I've had several problems with it. The keys on the computer have started to break off of the computer. I am not rough with my electronics. I take very good care of them. This cheaply made keyboard looks pretty with LED lights but is not very sturdy. I have also had several hard drive crashes with this computer.
Summary: I got this computer last week and I've logged soooo many hours on it already its ridonkulous. Plays wow good. Super fast for editing photos (I'm a photographer so I opted for a larger hard drive). I will use this machine until it dies on me. Screen is crystal clear, boot times are fantastic. Good, solid, stable machine for gaming runs cool and we all know alienware isn't surpassed by looks. Get one and get the enjoyment I have from mine! Hoo-yah alienware!